For anyone embarking on an undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral degree, academic writing can seem the greatest challenge. Yet if practitioners are to have an influence on policy or practice, we also need to find our academic voices. By sharing or publishing our studies and presenting our ideas for scrutiny we can also reflect on them and add to our professional understanding.

In the course of this talk, Dr Sue Hammond (Senior Fellow HEA, Associate Lecturer Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education at Canterbury Christ Church University) will provide practical advice for academic writing, whilst also discussing the process of editing an education text. This will include acknowledging some of the pain, but most of all the joy!

Thursday 6th May at 6pm (BST)

To join the webinar, please register here

About Dr Sue Hammond

Dr Sue Hammond, Senior Fellow HEA, Associate Lecturer Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Education at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Sue was an Early Years and Primary school teacher for more than twenty years, teaching across both age ranges. After gaining a Masters degree in Primary Education, she joined Canterbury Christ Church University as a Senior Lecturer with the intention of building on the research she had been undertaking in Early Years classrooms and pursuing a PhD. During her seventeen years at the university, Sue worked closely with pre-schools and Primary schools, researching early development and social and educational inequalities.

Sue has written for Andrew Lambirth’s ‘Planning Creative Literacy Lessons’ (2005) on the value of poetry and rhyme; Becky Austin’s book, ‘Letting the Outside In’ (2007)-about biophilia, symbiosis and using natural materials and Virginia Bower’s ‘Creative Ways to Teach Literacy’ (2011) about using children’s spontaneous playground games as a foundation for literacy. After gaining a Doctorate in Education, Sue produced a third book “Perspectives on Educational Practice Around the World,” published in 2019.